Mariaelena Lago

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PURPOSE To evaluate the prognostic value of "early" and "late" Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated with radio-chemotherapy (RTCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-six patients treated with RTCT for HNSCC were included. All(More)
PURPOSE To assess the accuracy and clinical usefulness of CT-guided core-needle biopsy in the diagnosis of omental pathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the results of CT-guided percutaneous core biopsies in 25 patients with focal (n = 2) or diffuse (n = 23) omental pathology. These results were compared to the final diagnoses as(More)
A decrease in nocturnal serum melatonin levels was reported in patients with clinically uncharacterized coronary artery disease. To assess whether there was a correlation between melatonin production and disease stage, we measured the nocturnal urinary excretion of 6-sulphatoxymelatonin (an index of blood melatonin concentration) in patients with chronic(More)
Eikenella corrodens is a facultatively anaerobic gram-negative rod that colonizes the oral cavity and very rarely produces central nervous system (CNS) infections. Frontal lobe abscesses are occasionally associated with a dental source of infection. We report a case of an adult man with overzealous dental cleaning habits who developed a right frontal brain(More)
BACKGROUND Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has emerged as a rapidly evolving diagnostic tool for infectious diseases. However, the optimal imaging time in this clinical setting is not clear yet. The aim of this study is to investigate whether delayed (3 hours) FDG PET-CT could increase the(More)
To evaluate the diagnostic role of ultrasound in spontaneous renal allograft rupture we reviewed 18 cases observed in our centre in 10 years. Ultrasound studies were performed immediately before surgery in 15 cases. Renal allograft rupture occurred during the first 3 weeks after transplantation in 17 cases (94%). Clinical findings were consistent with(More)
Two cases of intravascular hemolysis in patients with intrahepatic percutaneous portosystemic shunt are described. This is a recently reported complication, the incidence of which currently remains unknown. Following analysis of different possible mechanisms, it is suggested that a relationship may exist between the hemolysis and the number of the inserted(More)
We report a case of a nodular nongranulomatous vasculitis of the lung detected by (18)F-FDG PET/CT. A 51-year-old woman with fever of unknown origin underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT, which showed multiple and bilateral pulmonary nodules at CT scan with increased radiopharmaceutical uptake in the largest one (20 mm in diameter). On the basis of the PET/CT(More)
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